Monthly Archives: March 2015

Some interesting thoughts on the use of RCTs in policing by Professor Robin Bryant

The role of RCTs within the police professionalization agenda The Randomised Control Trial (sometimes ‘Randomised Controlled Trial’ and occasionally ‘Randomised Clinical Trial’) or ‘RCT’ is a scientifically-conducted experiment and considered the ‘gold standard’ for some forms of empirical research. The … Continue reading

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Crime Prevention – plasters or LT thinking?

A slightly shorter version of this piece appeared in the Police Oracle earlier this week… As a criminologist / researcher who spent eleven years in the Metropolitan Police Service trying to embed evidence into operational practice, I do not need … Continue reading

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